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told me that when it came to the economy, and i quote, the good news will keep coming. after last week's growth figures it obviously hasn't. what is his excuse this time? >> as the right honorable gentleman nose gdp in the third quarter of last you went up by 4.9%. and is forecast by the office of -- it fell by 23%. only honorable members opposite each year that news. [cheers and applause] >> i think the right honorable gentleman should listen to the governor of the bank of england who said this. our economy is recovering more slowly than we might wish, but we are moving in the right direction. the fall in unemployment number clearly back that up. >> ed miliband. >> what an extraordinarily complacent answer from the prime minister. let us understand the scale of his failure on growth. they told us in autumn 2010 that by now the economy would have grown by over 5%. can the prime minister tell us by how much the economy has actually grown since then? >> there's absolutely nothing complacent about this government. that is why we are cutting corporation tax. we are investing in enterprise
of this administration. it's the norm because the economy collapsed. we all remember that the economy collapsed. and to withdraw federal spending from a collapsing economy is only to make things worse. the economic collapse created these deficits, and as the economy recovers, we can draw this will down. now, there's not aagreement on that. some have preached austerity as the way forward when the economy coul lapses. -- collapses of the and when this withstand, there was lively debate between those who support that would be more sensible than austerity. we're past us a started and now into experience much the experience of foreign countries belies that austerity works when economies are collapse ago. from spain to greece, european countries that responded to the economic downturn by slashing their budgets are suffering from shrinking economies and persistent double-digit unemployment rates. a recent i.m.f. report estimates that budget austerity in a weak economy might actually inflict significant harm and have a much lower-than-expected effect on the deficit, consistent with the observations in
to essentially double fuel economy up to 54.5 miles per gallon. it does it in a way that collaborates with the automakers themselves in a way that will produce the kind of cars that are safe and effective and performed the way americans consume or want to see and will really provide tremendous societal benefits. so what is a win for everyone and that is my basic message. if you look at it on the climate change site, what we're talking about is over the course of 2012 through 2025, vehicles will reduce carbon pollution by 6 billion metric tons. were talking about 12 and arrows of oil saved. these are numbers not to be sneezed at, ladies and gentlemen. these are very large benefits for society. we saw automakers standing up, touting this initiative because they knew they could produce cars are more efficient and consumers who want to purchase. on the consumer side, perhaps consumers here are the biggest winners of all. they're going to get cars that perform the way they want better safe, that is, provide them utility they need, but they're going to save money in their pocketbooks every
a car that is safe while also trying to meet these fuel economy standards? any comments on that? >> yeah, i guess i will jump in. yeah, so safety is first party for all auto manufacturers. there is a tension between, particularly in terms of weight, adding weight to vehicles for various safety features, not only regulations demand but also the consumers want and demand. and the weight is a very important factor in trying to improve fuel economy of the vehicles. i think fundamentally from toyotas of you, you can do both. you can have efficiency, lower carbon and safe vehicles. i think the key is the pace at which these two issues are progressed, with respect to one another. so, you know, having a mid \50{l1}s{l0}\'50{l1}s{l0} fuel economy car in 2025 communism is there a long enough time to think that we can engineer vehicles, including the safety future that will be acquired in a way that these vehicles will be safe or for people to drive? i think it comes down to balancing sort of the timing with which we are doing these things. to make sure the fuel economy reductions if you'll don't g
of time will essential double fuel economy up to 54.5 miles per gallon. it does it in a way that collaborates with the automakers themselves in a way that will produce the kind of cars that are safe and effective and perform the way that american consumers want to see. will really provide tremendous benefit. so it's a win for everyone and that i think is my basic message. if you look at on the climate change side, whether we're we ae talking about is over the course of 2012-2025, those vehicles are going to reduce their carbon pollution by 6 billion metric tons. we're talking about 12 billion barrels of oil saved. these are numbers that are not to be sneezed at, ladies and gentlemen. these are very large benefits to society. in terms of automakers can we saw the automakers standing up for the president. we saw them touting this initiative because they knew they could be producing cars that were more efficient and that consumers would want to purchase. and on the consumer side, perhaps consumers here are the biggest winners of all. they are going to get cars that again perfor
in a period where we're concerned, well, how did he do that? the economy grew a lot. maybe more than 3% sometimes. unemployment was below 5% the budget was balanced due to his own parsimony. how did i manage to make the budget go lower? how did that help the economy? a lot pause he got the government out of the way of the economy. >> amity shlaes tracings the life of the 30th president of the united states, in coolidge on c-span's q&a. >> wisconsin governor scott walker delivered his state of the state address in madison recently where he called on state lawmakers to put forward, a quote, environmentally sound mining bill. he also pushed for a income tax cult for the middle class and job creation. the governor said he was doubling down on his efforts to meet his 2010 campaign promise to create 250,000 private sector jobs over the years. this is about half an hour. [applause] >> at this time, at this time it is my privilege to introduce our friend, the governor of the state of wisconsin, scott walker. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you. [applause] thank you. thank
's economy, few families have a stay-at-home mother. in fact, 71% of mothers today are in the labor force. they are major contributors to their family's income. two-thirds of mothers bring home at least a quarter of their family's earning, and more than four of ten families with children, a woman is the majority, or sole breadwinner. that means in today's economy, when a mother earns less than her male colleagues, her family -- her family -- must sacrifice basic necessities as well as facing greater difficulty for these kids to save for college, affording a home, living the american dream. and the lifetime of earnings -- earning losses that all women face, including those women without children or whose children are growing up affects not only their well-being during their working lives, as i said earlier, their ability to save and have a decent retirement. now the evidence shows that discrimination accounts for much of the pay act. in fact, according to one study, when you look at all the reasons that there is a wage gap, well, we have rates 2.4%, 3.5% union status, labor force experienc
in the technology industry where it was mentioned that between 2010 2010-2020, the american economy will annually create more than 120,000 additional computer or science jobs that were require at least a bachelors degree. that's just mention one aspect of this. this is great news for many of our computer science students. and for joy that is the end of the good news. each year only about 40,000 american students receive bachelor degrees in computer science. in other words, there are approximately 80,000 new computer science positions every year in the united states cannot be filled by available american workforce positions. and i have positions that need to be filled so that our technology industry can continue to thrive. simply put, u.s. based companies have a great need for those trained in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. but at least right now there are not enough americans trained and ready to fill these jobs. we cannot continue to simply hope that american companies do not move operations to countries where they have greater access for individuals trained in these s.t.e
is real. the chance to innovate is exciting. but even as we work to modernize our economy and set a new course toward a brighter economic future, we must address the consequences of the prolonged economic downturn. last month i announced that nevada would comply with the provisions of the affordable care act as they related to the expansion of medicaid services. as a result, some 78,000 more nevadans will now have coverage without facing the new tax penalties imposed by the affordable care act. [applause] the federal law allows us to shift mental health and other state spending to medicaid sources, saving the general fund nearly $25 million over the biennium. over the next six years, this comprehensive approach will create up to 8,000 new health care jobs and inject over a half billion dollars into our state's economy. and, as i've noted before, we must reduce taxes on businesses to help them bear the increased costs of the affordable care act. but the issue of long-term health care costs remain. as such, i believe we must ask certain medicaid patients to make a modest contribution towa
challenges facing the economies of europe, japan, china, and south korea. next on book tv. this is a little over an hour. [applause] >> okay. first of all, it is great to be back. we enjoyed our relationship that way. tokyo has been the headquarters of our asia-pacific operations for 25 years now. we enjoy a terrific relationship and a lot of different ways. one of my colleagues who is with me, doug peterson who just joined us from the city, and he is setting up. we welcome you, doug. dougie is all over the world. as such, he has lived quite a bit of time in japan himself. it's great to be with you tonight as well, doug. let's see. in terms of this whole notion of the book, by the way, a very modest title, banker to the world. when i heard of this, and i am a very close, personal friend of bill's, like everyone in this room is. and so when he was talking to me about this concept of what he wanted to write about to lessons of debt crises and all of this, i just knew that it was right in our sweet spot, what we needed to the will to do. so we were able to convince them. so no i'm not talking
economy moving again instead of what seemed to be endless partisan struggles over secondary issues? and what i wanted to speak to today was a bipartisan bill which i'm introducing which focuses on how to help create innovation focused jobs again in the united states. as you know all too well, madam president, our economic recovery has been slower than we would hope, although it's been steady, there are still far too many americans out of work. in my home state of delaware, more than 30,000. but we are building our way ba back. so the task before us is to think not just about an immediate economic crisis but to take a breath i think and instead focus strategically on the long-term fewer, to take -- long-term future, to take an account of what kind of economy we want to build for our children, for our grandchildren, for the america of today and tomorrow. the engine of our nation's greatest economic successes has always been innovation. from the light bulb to the search engine, american inventors and innovators, those who've taken risks and started companies, have created jobs by the
the economy in northern mali booknotes on the ground algeria as we believe it is going to happen. >> i think that ricardo -- the necessity of engaging them i think that in engaging them we have to also be looking at it with a very clear lines there can be no solution without them when. on the other hand, pursuing that engagement does not blind us to the fact they've tried to have it both ways for a long time and that is an old habit that is quite to be difficult for some of them to break so that is going to be the tension. the analogies are imperfect but if we end up in a counter insurgency will the scenario we have here a pakistan to afghanistan that both part of the solution but it also has elements of a part of the problem and how we resolve that is going to be critical who. >> i would say there is one more element to the southern part of algeria that we need to kind of keep in mind. them to get an algerian passport. all they had to do is ask for it and there is a free flow of trade with going through the borders and what you have is the economies are essentially tied together. what you a
the debt we can eliminate an additional drag on our economy. so this isn't a conversation about austerity. it is a conversation about growth and opportunity. that doesn't mean we're all going to agree on the path forward. americans certainly expect a serious policy debate. they expect both parties to offer competing plans to preserve and protect long-term entitlement programs and they expect both sides to propose different plans to get our fiscal house in order and our country back to economic health. now, republicans have done their part. the budget is passed by house republicans over the past couple of years contained fresh ideas that would help solve our fiscal crisis an. but from the democrats, so far not much. four years on, president obama and congressional democrats still have yet to offer a serious plan to address the economic challenges we face. they have been content to wage political war instead. it is my hope that the debate over the debt ceiling will finally move our friends on the other side beyond their preoccupation with the horse race. already, senate democrats have commi
bank independence. and not those. second, our concern is that japan is the third largest economy in the world. pursuing what looks like a deliberate policy of driving down the exchange rate that would potentially have destabilizing effects. after all, japan is not a deficit country. it is still like a strong external position. how would you want those two concerns with people outside japan and how they feel about what you are doing? [inaudible conversations] >> thank you, martin. first of all, you might say that it could undermine the central bank. in the case of japan so far. there has not been any undertakings to share the information that was recovered with the central bank. for the first time we came to an agreement of 2% inflation and the central bank declared that through our own efforts to achieve this ability and in the part of government, in order to achieve growth in the fiscal consolidation for both government and the bank of japan, apparently this is past. so that is the purpose of the joint statement. it is not any divergence from the international standard. then bas
war and 20 century popular culture. >> next common discussion in the u.s. economy and why some american could be holding back from investing or to trust issues concerning the government and financial site there. or "washington journal," this is 15 minutes. >> host: this history and for what "the wall street journal," chief economic correspondent. welcome. you wrote a piece saying how the trust deficit is hurting the economy. what we're trying to do? >> guest: we usually talk about things but budget deficits and trade deficits with things we can measure. what i'm talking about is the breakdown of trust in american society. it would take her in institutions that make our economy go. when you look at measures of trust from surveys by gallup for the pew institute that americans have, it's a very important institution including the media newspaper, television, congress, banks, large corporations, public school, public union. if all been going down for many years and allowed them, declining interest intensified leading up to and going into the financial crisis and there's a lot of re
in the united states. we all know that health care is now a huge part of our economy, accounting for almost 18% of gdp. that's $2.000000000000 for those who don't know the exact size of the gdp. that was from 2011 and i'm sure the health policy students somewhere play a drinking game while watching programs like this on c-span based on how many times the word unsustainable is repeated. those same 2011 spending figures released earlier this month revealed that for the third year in a row, aggregate spending grew by just 3.9%, the smallest increment in decades. so, to paraphrase ross perot's running mate in a debate many years ago, why are we here? and at least one response to that question is, we don't know if the health care cost dragon has dragon has been slain norris just hibernating. how much of the slow increase in cost comes from the sluggish economic recovery, more people without insurance, people postponing care over which they have any kind of discussion at all, and what about the explosion in chronic conditions continuing to develop in a more sophisticated and more expensive treatment
to economies of scale. retirement income options would be current and former employees that have little incentive to do so. our defined contribution system is not perfect, but there's other things to make it substantively better. in conclusion we can increase coverage by creating a low-cost mechanism for small employers can benefit from the east of payroll deduction to fund a retirement savings account. we can encourage employers and ways for higher employer contribution rates. third, we can limit plant them for three can encourage the adoption of annuity options. thank you. >> thank you, dr. madrian. ask around the five-minute questions. i want you to know we are looking at the leakage problem and something i've become more aware of and hopefully this committee will be looking at the shortly. let me ask you -- share this retirement plan, a key open issue is that the contribution rate should be. those who have been working on developing this plan have thought about it not for social security between employer to give you contribution was some low threshold employer match and allowing an
. two wars come to an economy in, traditional alliances fraying, are diplomatic standing damaged, and around the world people questioning america's commitments to core values and their ability to maintain our global leadership. that was my inbox on day one as your secretary of state. today conclave the world remains a dangerous and complicated place and of course we still face many difficult challenges. but a lot has changed in the last four years. under president obama's leadership we have ended the war in iraq, begun a transition in afghanistan and brought osama bin laden to justice. we have also revitalized american diplomacy and strengthen our alliances. and while our economic recovery is not yet complete, we are heading in the right direction. in short, america today is stronger at home and more respected in the world. and our global leadership is on firmer footing than many predicted. to understand what we have been trying to do these last four years, it's helpful to start with some history. last year i was honored to deliver the forest all lecture at the naval academy name
? >> guest: what i see is in an economy that isn't growing fast enough to produce many jobs. the unemployment rate was 7.8% in december, and, you know, it had looked like it was moving down and now we see that it pops up. and the reason for that is 157,000 jobs created in an economy with 140 million workers is not a lot. it's not enough to keep up with growth in the labor force, so, you know, this is a fundamental problem in our economy. you might argue the fundamental problem in our economy right now is that we're not growing fast enough to bring the unemployment rate down to levels that most americans would find acceptable. and we can have a loan discussion about -- long discussion about why we're not growing fast enough. you know, you could argue that the economy needs more investment, that the government should be providing more stimulus. you could argue the government is getting in the way. you can also argue that it's a res due of the financial crisis. >> host: the number of employed persons was -- little changed in january. the number of long-term unem employed unchanged to 4.7 million
and the environment without talking about the economy. because it's job withs, it's growth -- it's jobs, it's growth, a nation's competitive position in the world. and so these issues are interrelated. and as my friends who are here representing their country, their people in america's capital tonight, they understand this, and they understand that the great global issues facing us all -- all 6.5 billion people on the face of the earth today -- are, in fact, global. we live in a global community. that global community is underpinned by a global economy. and so whatever framework of challenges you think we face, they are international. proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the environment, energy, terrorism, extremism and maybe the most insidious of all, despair. and within the framework of despair comes hunger and poverty and when man is without dignity, not much else matters. we know that. and there'll be a consequence. the human condition always drives the e events of history. the human condition will always dictate in the end how the world will respond to a challenge. i quote at the begin
kindergarten to the time they leave higher education we must prepare them to succeed in a 21st century economy. and if we're sincere in our concern for the next generation, how we deal with one another matters. not only during the session but throughout the campaigns that bring us to hold these positions of public trust. every day our kids watch what we do, and every day they learn from us. so members of the 63rd legislature, what i ask of you tonight, it is simple and it's straightforward. first, be responsible with our budget because i won't allow us to spend more than we take in or make cuts that undermined our long-term stability. second, join me in focusing on creating jobs, improving our system of education, and making government more effective. and lastly, act in a manner that we're not ashamed to have our children watching because they are. i'm taking these principles to heart and we've already hit the ground running to better create better jobs, better schools and a more effective government. a company recently came to the state of montana and said they would like to locate a manufact
of people. and that's not just a point about the economy. think about language. nobody plans the english language. the english language arose spontaneous. it evolves just like the french language, the russian language. the are a few linkages like esperanto, that have a few things in common. they were designed by human beings. they were planned, and no one face them. all of the languages people actually speak are examples of spontaneous order. law, i know we are here in the rayburn house office building. everybody here thinks they are involved in making law, or at the very best, the president and the congress and maybe the supreme court make law. but the fact is law originally evolved spontaneous. people have disputes. they try to settle them. sometimes they turned to a neighbor to settle them. some of the wisest neighbors became known as judges. and the judges started saying, how did we decide that last time? that's how president and case law build up. he was actually much into that process that government started saying let's codify the law. let's write it down, and let's change it thro
and says that to improve the economy, we need to opt pure free-market policies. it is about 50 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. it is a pleasure to be here. i would like to congratulate heritage on the success that they have had. we did it. this is a pattern we have going forward and the purpose is to talk about my book, which is "the financial crisis and the free market cure." people ask me my i wrote the book. the basic answer is i thought it would be interesting to have somebody who knew what he was talking about write about thinking. because if you look to the academics to some degree, they don't know what they are talking about. [laughter] i think it's very important to undo a myth. these myths become destructive. the method they created is that it was caused by the deregulation on wall street. welcome to the simple fact is that this was not deregulated. we have the privacy act and we were mis-regulated, not deregulated. i have been working with wall street for 40 years and it's not like some grief swept out of the north. that is nothing new or different. in my book i talk about
like other sectors of the economy. david grew up in new york outside of new york city in the nassau county is father was a psychiatrist. he went to harvard college and then got a master's at in my youth and became an investment banker doing mortgage finance at morgan stanley lehman brothers where he had a front-row seat which is something we might hear more of in the q&a. then he got involved in television and he is the ceo of the game show network who came in very late in life because of the strategy and the cover story in the land to magazine called health care killed his father and that turned into a book. it's an incredibly compelling book that i encourage all of you to buy and there are copies outside. i'm also instructed to say the next season of american bible challenge in the game show network highest rated show is coming on in a few weeks we're giving them a plug to so please join me in welcoming david goldhill. [applause] >> thank you. i am sure that everyone here reads your blog. thank you for that and for the introduction today and everybody for coming. i am here because
about it. he knows how important it is to the economy of this country which has been his number one guiding issue to solve our immigration problem. in a lot of ways not just having the 11 million people come out of the shadows and pay taxes and become productive citizens. we all agree it's absurd we attract the best and the bride is around the world and let them get ph.d.s, m.a.'s and m.a.s from our best universities and then go home and compete against us. it mix no sense. the president understands that and let me tell you he has been terrific on this. this idea that we were jockeying as much or. i spoke to him sunday night and we told them we had come to an agreement and we had a great conversation. what he has done and is playing a constructive role in my opinion. he is rallying the country to do reform and getting us all together. but at the same time he is giving us the space to get something done. i have been very impressed with not only the president's desire to get it done but his ability to work with us as part of the team to get that done. >> every president in their secon
economy of the reconstruction of the malian state then becomes the next challenge. because if there is an incentive for southern military officers and northern rebels to remain linked because of that contraband issue, we will have to overcome that in order for civilian leaders like yourself who come to the floor and then reconstitute the malian state. if that's the case, then our challenge is considerably more complex than what i thought it would be at the beginning of this two-hour conversation. now, this conversation has value because we now have rearticulated a particular challenge, the political economy that underlies the future reconstitution of the malian state. going to your question about niger, niger has been advantage into the present moment because there's not the degree of animosity in niger between the tuareg people and the other ethnic groups within mali. and furthermore, the new president of mali specifically designated -- niger, specifically designated as his minister of defense, someone from the tuareg community, which then provided for prime minister betwe
economy. in addition, construction which is their competitive. you try that manufacturing wages, which we did with this artificial construction boom in miniature of millions of manufacturing jobs overseas to places they can have china and initially people in india and china didn't know how to do the work while. for having a really difficult time getting those jobs back. they make a mistake of that magnitude. markets are constantly making this tape and correction processes, but they never make the mistake of that magnitude. it takes government policy to create that the state. in this case a three bit culprits, the fdic in government housing policy. a fundamental context are the root cause argued made by the federal reserve. something many people know, but don't get what it means. in 1913 the federal reserve is created, the monetary system is nationalized. there is no private monetary system. if you have problems in the monetary system, what this financial crisis is about, by definition the government policy profits. it's the other state highway bridges are falling down from me say that bri
to be an economy of force response. but, you know, first of all, you know, that has always been our -- other than actual the physical defense of the continental united states or the legal united states, you know, that's been our principal security interest ever since before we were a nation. it's clearly a moment in time where the -- and, of course, through history the patterns have gone back and forth between more autocratic and more liberal governments and regimes in that area. and we have a lot of partners with whom we could be working. we have had a, i mean, our model partnership with colombia which, you know, has been a pretty low-level thing, one which the house of representatives has traditionally kept very close tabs on is a model, counterinsurgency partnership. if we had aped that model in some of our middle east engagements, we would have been much better off also today. but it suggests that, um, again -- and it's possible to work with the brazilians, for example. the brazilians were the leading force in the u.n. mission in haiti. so it, some good things have been happening even while t
makes it special is that we have a social market economy and we have focused on environment and climate issues. we will also try to make a good basis of that. and all of the other things that make europe special. what we need to do is to change what we feel is our core values. we need to do this come as, as i have tried to do back home in denmark. we have done three things. first of all, we have kept an extremely tight budget. we have adopted a budget legislation and we can no longer exceed our budget from here on turn year-to-year. all of this means that we have a very low interest rate in denmark, we have become a safe haven. a tight budget is important. the second thing is to be on a reform friendly. we have performed so much the last year that i don't think it has any comparison in our history. we have performed early retirement, and we have now reformed the benefit system. we are trying to reform the education system. we have been on a big frenzy. there then come i feel that this is important. we have tried to bring balance into our budget. at the same time, having a focus on the g
. the economy, the oil industry, electricity and different things. so when those o things were unhinged, not only did sectarian plussations come up, but they weren't a civil war waiting to happen. they weren't as strong as that. but when you cut everything else, you suddenly cause things to happen. if you think about it, you're a civil servant who lives in baghdad, and you've got a job in the government, you're in the baath party or something like that. you lose your job either because you're a baathist or things happen, and you lose your job. now you're live anything baghdad and you don't have electricity, and it's 125 in the summer. now, live in a place where it's 125 degrees, you have no job, you've got a wife, several children. several things have happened. one, you didn't like saddam hussein, but you had a job, you could take care of your family, and you didn't have foreigners driving around looking at though they are occupiers whether they are or not. so you get all the negatives of seeing a foreign opposing power and none of the positives of having saddam hussein overthrown. life
in the workforce for years. you see, the fmla requires a year of service. but in today's economy, workers more frequently change jobs. and, of course, family emergencies happen without warning. other workers are not able to accumulate the required 1,250 hours of work at a single employer in the preceding year. with the growth in part-time work, both by choice and by necessity, more workers may be ineligible for fmla even though they are long-term, dedicated employees. and millions of people work in businesses with fewer than 50 employees, which means their employer is not covered by the fmla and does not have to offer that kind of leave. this also makes it harder for smaller businesses to recruit the best employees, because they're not on a level playing field with larger companies that must provide leave and where workers have come to expect it. still other workers are excluded from the law because of the nature of their relationship with a loved one. today workers may only take fmla to care for their minor child, parents or spouses. under certain circumstances, parents may care for their adu
's not just in the it can field, it's throughout the economy -- you need to make it easy for people to stay and create businesses and grow american jobs and help our economy recover. >> host: what's the atmosphere, the climate for potential immigration reform in congress and perhaps the administration? >> guest: well, on the democratic side we've had an interest in immigration reform for quite some time. we have not had that enthusiasm on the republican side. but here's the deal. in november mitt romney lost badly, and part of the reason why was because he got under 30% of the vote among asian voters and under 30% of the vote among latino voters. and analysts have devised that that is partly because of the republican posture on immigration. so really the republican leadership needs to think do they ever want a republican president again? because these are the fastest-growing demographic groups in the country. and if so, they have to join us and do immigration reform. we're happy to compete for voters on some other subject. let's come together, reform this system that needs it so much. it'll
with the leader of the opposition talked about the economy, he sounds just like an extraordinary undertaker looking forward to a hard one to? does he not accept that you cannot get out of a debt crisis by borrowing more money? >> my honorable friend makes a very good point. the fact is the economy that we inherited was completely unbalanced. it was based on housing but it was based on finance. it was based on government spending and those based on immigration. those were for incredibly unstable pillars for sustained economic growth. what we that it is a major recovery operation. that operation is still underway but you can see in the new jobs created in the private sector businesses that are expanding them into new people signing up the businesses we are making progress. >> george galloway. [shouting] >> following yesterday's announcement, will the prime minister -- [inaudible] the key differences between the and chopping, crosscutting jihadists, fighting a dictatorship and valley that we are announced to kill, and the equally bloodthirsty jihadists that we're giving money, material, politi
and to safeguard u.s. funds that flowed into the afghan economy. we found that even though the department of defense and the department of homeland security were working with the same afghan banks, neither agency was aware of the other. in addition the department of homeland security had not been included in important interagency working groups designed to coordinate efforts and did -- cash flow. story reported limited interagency coordination put u.s. agencies that risk and definitely were not benefiting and leveraging existing relationships. the next question i posed is particularly important for sigar because it impacts us almost as much as it impacts the agencies implementing reconstruction. and that is whether security conditions permit the effective implementation and oversight. now although the u.s. combat role is met by december 2014 the withdrawal of u.s. troops is well underway. the u.s. and coalition forces have already pulled out at the number of locations in afghanistan leaving some of those places too dangerous for us or the implementing agencies. now some of you may have he
to be a great optimistic since. we have lot of serious problems. in the economy and has been stripped of its industrial base and facing international competition. the environmental problems. all these, where is our sense of confidence had weakened secco this together in the history of this and the bonds of it. across the lines of the-which is the essence of patriotism. that's what democracy is. in this instance, that is of more and live the king and the movement were doing, confronting systems that the nine people and natural strengths that benefit everyone and subjugate people and figuring airways of reproductive to set in motion these freedoms of strength and everyone and increase the economy and the ties that bind and their comfort to sit here tonight. and we need to do it again. in order to do have a half to a better sense of history because our history is not just among our people fought -- sat on buses and a quake with distant era. it's a better future and what tools are going to use and what memories are going to use in risk we're willing to take to build things to what to build stren
and then the international monetary fund and christine lagarde talking about the global economy. >> one can't count the times of americans say we are the best country in the world. of all the countries in the world. it's pretty good. why do we have to believe that we are the best? what does that mean? why do we have to assert it all of the time and what does it mean to other people who consume it? we teach people not to like this. >> author and activist and transafrica founder, randall robinson takes your phone calls and e-mails and tweets wee hours on sunday on c-span2 on booktv. >> host: here on "the communicators" is consumer electronics show international. this is part of the convention floor that you are seeing. this is only about one fourth of what is available. the largest trade show in the world, about 100,000 people attend the show every day. today with us we have andrew thompson who is president and ceo of proteus digital health. what is proteus digital health. >> guest: it is the world's best digital medicine company. we created a platform that we call eight digital health system in the main and t
of the economy. david grew up in new york outside of new york city and his father was a psychiatrist. he went to harvard college and then got a master's and became an investment banker doing mortgage finance at morgan stanley lehman brothers where he had a front-row seat to fannie and freddie which is something we might hear more from him in the q&a. then he got in television and he's the ceo of the game show network and came very late in life because of his tragedy. he wrote a cover story in atlanta magazine called how health care killed his father, killed my father, and then turned that into a book. it's an incredibly compelling book that i would encourage all of you to buy. there's copies outside. i am constructive to say the next season of american bible challenge, the highest rated show is coming on a few weeks. the game show network can feel like we are not stealing its ceo and we are giving them a plug, too. please join me in welcoming david. [applause] >> thank you. i'm sure everyone here reads your blog but it is a thrill. thank you for that and for the introduction today. and everyb
, as white americans were writing the escalator of upward mobility, thanks to booming economy and federal support for homeownership and college education, african-americans were still living in a segregated world in which they were largely denied virtually all of these benefits. that only changed beginning in the late '60s after the passage of civil rights and other laws come and really into the early '70s before mortgages and so forth became available. so african-americans began putting their first foot on the escalator at the very earliest in the late '60s, after 30 years of whites moving from a te lower middle class to the middle class and beyond am only fended african-americans begin. and it was about that time that the escalator begin to get kind of creaky. and wages begin to stagnate and unique jobs and manufacturing began to disappear. and african-americans are buying homes in precisely the communities, the inner cities, that are being abandoned by everybody else. so what you see is not that happens, but past racism and bad timing that explains this profound difference. and just so
of the aca and other changes that are going on, the economy has some to do with it, we've lowered the growth rate in medicare below cpi. that has never happened. we have really lowered the growth of medicare. and in doing that we are creating tremendous savings for the government, but we are not hurting access to care right now. we need to preserve that. if we achieve greater savings on paper out of the medicare system, but destroy that system for people, that is not an outcome that is a good outcome for our country. and i think is much private sector innovation as there is an continue to be, let's be honest but if the private sector can do this, we have a functioning health care system outside medicare, and we don't. and we do because it takes all of us working together. most insurance companies today use payment systems which was developed through the medicare program with government. we've got to figure out how we can continue to collaboratively work, and hopefully take politics out of some of what medicare has become an move forward in a way that really improves our health care system. >
world war ii economy and society. it was called the committee for economic development and it was a place where the leaders of business could hammer out their differencess on economic issues and use new techniques of public relations to promote their agenda and among the founders were the president of studebaker, the inventor of modern research and polling and and eastman kodak executive. those were the titans of industry in the 1940s. it represented industry, banks, railroads, grain traders and other corporate interests and one of their agendas was i got this quote from their publications, quote, get those boys off the farm, end of quote. they wanted to create a really cheap labor pool for industry because in 1935 there were 6.8 million farmers and 64% of the population lived in rural areas. so immediately after its formation, they started mapping out a postwar program to expand chemical intensive agriculture and to grant industrial and financial interests, of more control over producing and selling food. they had another agenda, she commodities and cheap labor. you ha
economy. the statement went on to say i'm grateful that he joined to my cabinet and i wish him all of the best in his future endeavors. a quick reminder we have live coverage coming up here on c-span2. and about 40 minutes we will have a discussion on the conflict in northern mali ouis many years ago louis brandeisott wrote that the most important office in a democracy is the office of citizen. a democracy of course is rootedf and based in the notion of ansos enlightened citizenry to read some of us think that democracy is defined by the ritual votings of course in voting it is dem important inoc a democracy. voting takes place all over then world. it takes place in democracies.n it takes place in dictatorships. it takes place in a totalitarian societies. voting alone doesn't mean we live in a free society. fre we live in a free society when it is based on an enlightened citizenry that takes thatghtenmo enlightenment into action causing vose to honor our ideas as a nation. >>> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign of any that i've ever
this in the '60s, now we have a lot of serious problems with an economy that's been stripped of its industrial base and facing international competition about environmental problems. we've got justice problems. we've got family problems. where is our sense of confidence that we can tackle these together, and that our strength is in the bonds that we create across the lines that divide us? which is, that's the essence of patriotism. that's what democracy is. that's what george washington was doing, and in that sense that's what martin luther king and the movement were doing. they were confronting movements that deny people their natural strength that benefit everyone, and subjugated people come and they were figuring out ways that were productive to set in motion these freedoms to strengthen everyone and increase the army and the ties that bind, after comfort to secure tonight. we need to do it again. in order to do that we have to have a better sense of our system. because our history is not just about where people sat on buses in a quaint distant era in our history is about our future and wha
is different than 3500 people living in a county that's almost 10500 miles of land mass. wyoming's economy is based primarily on energy production, coal, natural gas, uranium, and wind making it a boom and bust economy. people working in the energy industry make a sufficient salary when working, but in some cases, the salaries are insignificant enough that is skies the arch income for families based on statewide data. some do well financially, there's a number of people struggling to make ends meet. this income disperty can be another challenge to meeting designation guidelines. committee members, thank you for your time and attention to the very, very important matter, and i look forward to any questions you may have. >> thank you so much for being with us, and thanks for your testimony. our fourth witness is dr. andrew wilper. he's the acting chief of medicine at the va medical center in boise, idaho. he's a practicing general internist. he's the associate program director for the boise internal medicine residency program and the assistant directer of the boise va center of excellence in
the economy rebounds in the contracts are scheduled to grow at a rate that will not outpace the rest of the economy so that it is an unaffordable system. and the final piece is that we work in partnership to help them be successful in this model because we have the data in this holistic view that they don't necessarily have. many of them, most of them function under this set of incentives that are really now 180 degrees in difference. working together and profit sharing and so forth, we are actually making enormous strides and we have, in massachusetts, we are looking very differently. maggie asked about care that looks like that. you know, care that looks and feels like they care because we are very concerned about avoiding those unnecessary emergency room visits and the things that add enormous expense. i am optimistic that, you know, we can do it in one area of the country. with the same burning platform of affordability that exist everywhere else, that this can happen and medicare can happen either way. >> okay, so we have lots of examples of what works and they are out there. al
lower cost investment options than the employees would have access to the end of the economies of scale. having them perform the same function for the retirement income options would be valuable service to many current and former employees that and a full-year is currently have little incentive to do so. our defined contribution retirement system isn't perfect but there are several things we can do to make it substantively of better in conclusion first we can increase coverage by creating an easy and low-cost mechanism for the small employers to use so that employees of these firms can benefit for the ease of payroll deduction to fund their retirement savings account. second, we can encourage them to structure their savings plan in ways that promote the employee contribution rate. third can let the leakage from their retirement savings plan and forth to encourage the adoption of the plan annuity options. thank you. >> thank you. i will start a round of five minute questions. i want you to know we are looking at the leakage problem and this is something i've become more and more aware of
talk about that, tom, a little bit? >> this is going to be in on economy of force response, the first of all, you know, other than actual physical defense, the cotton on the united states or legal united states has been our principal security interest since before we were a nation. it's clearly a moment in time and of course through history, gone back and forth between regimes in that area. and we have a lot of partners with whom we could be working. our model partnership with columbia, which has been a pretty low-level thing, but one which the house of representatives has traditionally kept very close tabs on his same model counterinsurgency partnership. if we had that model in some other middle east engagement, we would've been much better off also today. but it suggests again it's possible to work with the brazilians, for example. princelings were the leading force in the u.n. issued in haiti. so some good things have been happening, even why the cartel breaches have been hot and very serious threat to the civilians in mexico, so absolutely. likewise it's going to take a traditiona
.s. and its impact on the economy, culture and politics. this program last summer out in our -- lasts about an hour. >> host: welcome. there is a lot going on here and the main thesis is following the birth rate problem and what are the causes and consequences. along the way you touch on many topics including the rise of individualism in american life, the sustainability of social welfare programs, religion and population aging and we get to all of those in the next hour but first why don't you answer for me the question that every reporter is asked by his or her editor when that per approaches the idea why does this matter, why is it important? >> guest: it's important because the demographics are what my friend it's like the tectonic plates shifting beneath the earth and demography isn't quite destiny which is the oelwein sogegian know what the profile is than you are able to today what are the confines and the reality in this country. people are choosing to have fewer and fewer children. this is the first time in history that this happened voluntarily at a global scale and it's going to
. a in it mr. last discusses the population implosion in the u.s. and its impact on the economy culture and politics. this program lasts about an hour >> host: jonathan welcome. this is a very meaty book and there's a lot going on in here. the main thesis of course is the falling birthrate problem and what are the causes of those falling birthrates and the consequences. the rising individualism and and american lives in the sustainability of religion and population agents. we will get to those during the next hour but first why don't you answer for me the question of every reporter has asked by his or her editor when that reporter approaches with a story idea. why does this matter? why is it important? >> guest: it's important because the fertility rates and demographics are what my friend and demographer in town here says it's like the tectonic plate shifting beneath the earth and demography isn't quite destiny but it's close. once you know what the demographic profile country and society's going to be then you are able to tell what are the confines in which this reality will have to l
people into the economy. he ends up in st. louis, where he becomes befriended by a major german-american who becomes the senator from missouri and is a newspaper publisher. he's doing everything at an extraordinary rate, which we don't do anymore, he's elected state legislature of missouri. excess speed of integration we had in the 19th century when people were coming. you can't satisfy successful and i'm shortening the story, inventing a new form of journalism. pulitzer is much like the modern-day surfer. if you go to a beach and look out on the water began with the waves are breaking, use the men and women paddling lazily surfboards. suddenly one paddles and because they perceive that undulation, is going to be the best way for the day, the others don't see it. they were tidal waves of social change that he was going to write. what were they? paper with event times and coming to cities to become commanders. remember now becoming housewives. paper was being made with such a strength that could go through printing press at high speed that it became possible to print a newspaper
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